Translation into English of SOU 2017:8 Kunskapsläget på kärnavfallsområdet 2017. Kärnavfallet – en fråga i ständig förändring.The Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste is an independent scientific committee whose mission is to advise the Government on matters relating to nuclear fuel, nuclear waste and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. In February each year, the Council publishes its independent assessment of the current state of the art in the nuclear waste field. The assessment is presented in the form of a state-of-the-art report. The purpose of the report is to call attention to and describe issues which the Council considers important and to present the Council´s viewpoints on these issues.